Why do we suffer? I’ve wrestled with this question and with God for a long, long time. It’s still a struggle sometimes, more often than I’d like to admit. If God is so good, and if God loves me like He says He does, then WHY do I have to fight a chronic illness? Why … Continue reading Making Sense of Suffering
I leave work in half an hour and I won't be back for a week. (Thank you, Archbishop Carlson, for giving us curia employees the week off!) This also means Christmas Day is a mere three days away and we'll soon light that final candle in the Advent wreath. Being the self-deprecating person that I … Continue reading Did I Fail at Advent?
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception: How I Met Mary Today, millions of Catholics went to Mass, prayed the Rosary, and meditated on the Blessed Virgin Mary perhaps even more so than usual as December 8 is designated as the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. For those readers who aren’t Catholic or might not be … Continue reading The Feast of the Immaculate Conception: How I Met Mary